Aboard the democracy train; a journey through Pakistan's last decade of democracy.
Beginning as a staff reporter for the Pakistani newspaper Dawn in 1984, Hoodbhoy was assigned to cover the late Benazir Bhutto and her Pakistan People's Party and remained on the political beat as Pakistan underwent the transition to civilian rule with the 1988 election of Bhutto as Pakistan's first female prime minister and through the next tumultuous decade of politics, ending with the Pervez Musharraf's military coup of 1999. In this work she combines memoir and reportage in order to describe the politics of that decade in the hope of offering a nuanced picture of Pakistan beyond the "stereotypical images of Muslim women and terrorists." Distributed in the US by Books International, Inc. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
Anthem guide to essay writing.
Hamilton, an English teacher, instructs high school and university students on each stage of the essay-writing process, from reading and researching material to developing a writing style. She explains how to generate ideas for literature, history and social sciences, science, exam, and visual media essays; prepare to write using free-writing and organizing; structure different types of essays, from persuasive to reflective; write a first draft; revise; and document sources. Distributed by Books International, Inc. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
The legacy of Pierre Bourdieu; critical essays.
Sociologists in many countries describe how the work of French sociologist Bourdieu (1930-2002) has been received. Among the topics are whether he was an unorthodox Marxist, with Weber and against Weber, Elias and Bourdieu, the sociology of religion, language and habitus, between the corporatism of the universal and the realpolitik of reason, and practice ans temporalization in his dealing with economic crisis. Some of the chapters have been published elsewhere; some are translated. Distributed in the US by Books International, Inc. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
The non-geometric Lenin; essays on the development of the Bolshevik Party 1910-1914.
The life and politics of the first Soviet leader have been covered often and well, says Elwood (history, Carleton U., Ottawa), and his goal is more modest. He examines the murkiest period in Lenin's and the party's history, from his defeat at a plenum of his Central Committee in January 1910 to the outbreak of the First World War. His wrangling the party into shape is the main focus of the 11 essays, but others explore his life outside politics, such as a friend, a lover, life as an emigre, what he ate, going on vacation, and playing sports. Expanded versions of the essays have appeared in various journals. Distributed in the US by Books International, Inc. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)